Project Details

Assessing the potential of agriculture and rangelands in afar through managing floods and onsite rainwater management for transforming livelihoods of (Agro) pastoral communities in AFAR region

Duration: 20/Nov/2017 - 30/Nov/2018

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa / Ethiopia

Project contact: Dr Tilahun Amede Wondifraw (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

CGIAR Research Program: Water Land and Ecosystems

The primary aim of the project promoted by the grant is to identify and characterize areas suitable for water spreading wier-based spate irrigation, and design appropriate farming systems that would fit the local context of the respective communities. The outputs of this project will help to generate evidence and guide investment in spate irrigation (e.g. water spreading wiers), ground water use and other rainwater management strategies in the region.

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